MAIL SECURITY OVERVIEW
State Mail Services uses modern mail security processes, equipment and training of staff to protect state employees and state property. The SMS mail center is a secure, access-controlled building with the capability to X-ray and safely examine suspect pieces of mail or packages.
SMS ensures all mail security staff are well-trained in basic security procedures, recognition and reporting of suspicious mail, proper use of personal-protection equipment and response protocols. Staff members receive regular, ongoing security training and loss prevention training to stay current with the latest mail security programs and trends. SMS also conducts pre-employment background checks for all incoming employees for further security.
Mail Security Guidelines and Resources
Use these resources to help enhance mail security at your agency or your local mail center. Contact SMS if you have questions, need help or are interested in additional mail security training or information.
- SMS Mail Security Guide: This guide provides standard procedures for all employees and for Commonwealth mail centers along with general information on mail security and how to safely process mail.
- USPS Mail Security Guide: The USPS Mail Security Guide offers tips on how to identify suspicious mail and enhance mail security at your location.
- SMS Suspicious Mail Poster: Download and print the SMS poster to use in your mail center.
- USPS Suspicious Mail Poster: Download the USPS suspicious mail poster in your mail center.
- SMS Mail Emergency Contact Sheet: Print, complete and post this contact sheet at your local mail center.
- SMS Mail Emergency Contact Sheet for Capitol Square: Use this contact sheet for any offices at Capitol Square.